Tennessee Supreme Court To Weigh In On State Damages Caps

Personal Injury . John Whitfield

Decades ago, insurance companies and political lobbyists began crying out for help with “tort reform,” making unsubstantiated claims about how consumer trials were ruining our court system and affecting our country negatively. While not all states adjusted their laws to account for these alleged issues, Tennessee did implement damages caps.


When Failure To Stop and Render Aid Causes A Fatality

Car Accidents . John Whitfield

It’s a sad fact of life that some individuals who cause a roadway accident will flee the scene. Hit and runs are extremely common, but despite this, few people realize the legal consequences of leaving the scene of an accident. When a car accident occurs, individuals have certain legal responsibilities;


District Attorney’s Office Considering Charges After Deadly Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accidents . John Whitfield

The District Attorney’s Office in Davidson County is considering filing charges after a motorcycle accident turned deadly. While law enforcement is still investigating the crash, they believe the driver’s failure to yield to the motorcycle could have been a contributing factor. The devastating accident is an important reminder that it


Truck Driver That Killed 7 Motorcyclist Had A History Of Drunk Driving

Motorcycle Accidents . John Whitfield

The Marine Jarheads MC is a motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses. The club members were riding along a beautiful New Hampshire road on the way to a charity event when a reckless driver caused one of the most devastating motorcycle accidents the country has seen in recent


Sneezing Fit Causes Serious Accident

Car Accidents . John Whitfield

Drivers face many dangers on the roadways. Some of these dangers are outside of their control, like other drivers, road conditions, and road hazards. Other dangers can come from much closer to home. This was the case for one Belle Meade man who wrecked his vehicle after he lost control


Cell Phone Ban Goes Into Effect July First

Car Accidents . John Whitfield

Tennessee is about to join dozens of other states on July 1st when its handheld cell phone ban goes into effect. This long overdue ban will make the roads safer for everyone and could save countless lives each year. Using a cell phone while driving is extremely dangerous; and, studies


New Treatment Helps With Traumatic Brain Injury

Personal Injury . John Whitfield

The University of Arizona, Arizona Department of Health Services, and more than 130 fire departments and EMS agencies across the state of Arizona spent years testing to determine the best procedures for treating traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The research ultimately showed that the best results were obtained when utilizing a


Three In Five Pregnancy Related Deaths Preventable

Medical Malpractice . John Whitfield

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), pregnancy related deaths are defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within a year of pregnancy from pregnancy complications caused by a chain of events initiated by pregnancy or the aggravation of an unrelated condition by the physiologic effects


Survival Actions in Nashville Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful Death . John Whitfield

Losing a loved one is one of the most traumatic events that can happen in our lives. When it is the fault of another and should have been prevented, it can be even more painful. In the event another party caused the wrongful death of someone you care about, you


E-Scooter Company Working To Detect Drunk Riders

Personal Injury . John Whitfield

Don’t drink and …. scoot? People everywhere have noticed the increasingly ubiquitous trend of electric scooter riding. Whether you’re walking as a pedestrian, driving a passenger vehicle, or even riding the city bus, e-scooters are fast becoming a part of our everyday travel ecosystem. Scooters can be rented by the

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